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An article from The Guardian
August 19, 2013 - Ade Adepitan: Nigeria polio drive has been hit by mistrust of 'white medicine'   August 20, 2013 -- Ade Adepitan, the British Paralympic medallist and TV presenter whose Channel 4 documentary about polio in Nigeria airs on Monday...
An article from Vaccine News Daily
August 19, 2013 - Novartis announces Australian approval of meningococcal B vaccine   August 19, 2013 -- Novartis, a Basel, Switzerland-based healthcare solutions company, announced on Thursday that the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration...
An article from The Daily Star
August 19, 2013 - Risks high, but actual disease outbreaks among Syrian refugees low   August 19, 2013 -- While Syrian refugees may indeed face greater risks of contracting communicable diseases, misinformation pertaining to the nature and extent...
An article from Vaccine News Daily
August 19, 2013 - Researchers find mechanism viruses use to shut down the body’s defenses   August 19, 2013 -- Researchers from the Salk Institute announced on Wednesday that they have discovered the mechanism viruses like West Nile and dengue use...
An article the Times of Israel
August 18, 2013 - 30,000 vaccinated against polio as national campaign kicks off   August 18, 2013 -- The Health Ministry vaccinated some 30,000 children on Sunday, marking the first day in a battle to stymie a fast-spreading polio virus that has...
An article from AllAfrica.com
August 18, 2013 - Nigeria: Rotavirus - the Silent Child Killer   August 18, 2013 -- Mrs Ebiere Amechi watched helplessly as her baby, Michael, a plump and lively boy, started vomiting and stooling. The woman has been assured that when babies...
An article from The Telegraph
August 18, 2013 - Vigilance hits virus war: Study shows poor surveillance on encephalitis   August 18, 2013 -- Poor surveillance, incomplete diagnosis and unsubstantiated scientific claims have stymied India’s efforts to control the mystery...
An article from The East African
August 17, 2013 - Kenya, Rwanda and UK in joint HIV/Aids vaccine trial   August 17, 2013 --Kenya and Rwanda have partnered with the United Kingdom in a HIV/Aids vaccine trial in a fresh effort to find a cure for the disease. Phase 1 trials,...
An article from Xinhua News Service
August 17, 2013 - GAVI Alliance bridges China-Africa immunization cooperation   GAVI Alliance, formerly the "Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization", held an event to share the Chinese experience of immunization to African health ministers...
An article from Voice of America
August 17, 2013 - Zambia Faces Shortage of Anti-AIDS Drugs   August 17, 2013 -- The Zambian government is putting in place stringent measures aimed at ensuring a sufficient supply of anti-retroviral drugs. The drugs are essential for those...
An article from The Telegraph
August 17, 2013 - Vaccine refusers to miss out on $2000 family payments   August 17, 2013 -- Kevin Rudd has promised to strip families who refuse to vaccinate their children of family payments worth up to $2000. In a get-tough message to 'vaccine...
An article from Vaccine News Daily
August 16, 2013 - WHO advisory group says universal immunization efforts must continue   WHO member states in the Western Pacific region must keep up efforts to achieve universal immunization coverage to prevent diseases like polio, a WHO advisory...
An article from the Washington Post
August 16, 2013 - Somalia polio outbreak spreads; 105 recorded cases   August 16, 2013 -- Somalia is suffering an “explosive” outbreak of polio and now has more cases than the rest of the world combined, an official said Friday. Vaccination teams...
An article from IRINnews.org
August 16, 2013 - Cholera resurgent in Guinea-Bissau   August 16, 2013 -- More than 700 people have been sickened by cholera in Guinea-Bissau, the highest number of cases so far this year in West Africa, which has nonetheless seen a significant...
An article from the Wall Street Journal
August 16, 2013 - Dengue Fever Sweeps Southeast Asia   August 16, 2013 -- Southeast Asia is scrambling to combat a deadly outbreak of dengue fever, the tropical illness transmitted by mosquitoes, which has hit parts of the region especially hard....
An article from Smithsonian Magazine
August 16, 2013 - How Typhoid Mary Stayed Healthy   August 16, 2013 -- Some people carrying chronic diseases can breeze through life, showing no symptoms of the microbes within—only to infect the people they come into contact with, occasionally...
An article from The Guardian
August 15, 2013 -  Apathy over aid effectiveness threatens global partnership: Funding shortfall and donor backtracking on country ownership could prove fatal to hard-won Busan breakthrough   August 15, 2013 -- The global partnership on aid...
An article from Vaccine News Daily
August 15, 2013 - FDA approves new drug for HIV treatment   August 15, 2013 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug to treat HIV-1 infection on Monday that be taken daily in combination with other antiretroviral drugs. Tivicay...
An article from Science Daily
August 15, 2013 - New Study Puts a Price On Drug-Resistant TB Cases in EU   August 15, 2013 -- A new study has calculated the average cost per case of TB in the EU. The findings suggest the economic burden of TB far outweighs the costs of...
An article from FierceVaccines
August 15, 2013 - The search for a universal flu vaccine has focused on the stem of the lollipop-shaped hemagglutinin of the influenza virus. While the composition of the head changes, the stem is fairly constant from strain to strain. New data...

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